MAS: Narrow-body Decision Still Open
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4136 posts, RR: 38 Posted Thu Mar 22 2007 12:01:39 UTC (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1618 times:
Quote: Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) said it is still looking at how many narrow body aircrafts it will buy to serve destinations in North Asia.
Managing director Idris Jala told reporters at the Invest Malaysia conference that its future strategy would also look at owning some of its aircrafts rather than just leasing them.
Quote: Jala also said that MAS was in talks with both Boeing and Airbus for the narrow body aircrafts.
Meanwhile, Jala said no decision has been made yet on whether the airline would cancel its order for six Airbus A380 after delays in delivery of the aircrafts.
Hard to give any prediction. IMO Airbus will attempt to structure a "keep-the-A380-get-some-A32X-cheap" deal. Unfortunately no mentioning about how many frames are required, and when the order will be placed. Would assume that they are no longer talking about 40 frames, but probably 20+20.